We shall therefore explore this problem at length to show some of the elements that have to be taken into account. The limitations of our habitual way of thinking about things will be exemplified by the difficulty of truly expressing this not-two, not-one aspect of the company, and we shall see that this has very far reaching effects.
The physical scientists are also having to come to terms with this polarity of structure and process, and one leading scientist who sees this need goes so far as to say, “Before the doctrine of reciprocal causal interaction between particle and field can possess meaningful, consistent theoretical formulation a new theory of the first principles of science must be developed.” However, there is a more fundamental requirement even than this. We have to change the very structure and process of our thinking. We have to change the very principles on which our thinking is based and the way that we think.
When working with an organization what is required is that we deal at the same time with structure and process taking into account the simultaneity of structure and the sequence of process. Not only this, we must at the same time be able to deal with the effect the changes in either of these have upon the other, themselves, and the situation as a whole. It is evident that by using our normal, conceptual equipment alone we just cannot do this. Even if we were able to produce a computer program that did not reticulate to infinity and were to give this problem to a computer, we should still have to assimilate the output.
But it is possible to deal with this situation at another level. This is unquestionably the case because managers do organize situations that remain viable and achieve results. But they do this by something other than concepts. Often they achieve their organization by a hunch, by a “seat-of-the-pants” approach. This approach has the failing of being uncertain and disruptive. It is disruptive simply because it is so difficult to communicate. Sometimes though another method is used, which is the constant application of intuition or “weighing,” and it is with which we are concerned here.
April 1st, 2020 ~ I just had a fun time typing. I watch a video on where education is failing us–one of the things the author said was that in school, copying is cheating, but in work, it is collaboration. Going by the “Seat-of-the-pants” approach. We are currently seeing this in the executive branch of the US Federal Government.
As in most posts on Zentrepreneurial.com, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low. The website writer’s words are in regular text.